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Massasoit Industrial Corporation v. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-031-17)

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16-P-459                                        Appeals Court


No. 16-P-459.

Plymouth.     December 7, 2016. – March 23, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Maldonado, & Blake, JJ.

Handicapped PersonsAnti-Discrimination Law, Handicap, Age, Employment, Termination of employment.  Employment, Discrimination, Termination.  Massachusetts Commission Against DiscriminationEmotional DistressDamages, Emotional distress.  Words, “Handicap.” read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

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Police Warn Against Ransom Extortion Scam in Boston

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Boston Police are warning residents about a varied phone extortion scam that involves victims being called and told that a loved one or family member is being held captive, or will be harmed, unless a ransom is paid. 

According to, the police have taken several reports from residents who have been targets of the scam.

In several cases the suspect(s) say they captured their victim after an alleged motor vehicle accident that resulted in property damage that he or she cannot pay for. Family members have been able to contact the alleged kidnapped victim and confirm he or she has not been kidnapped, reported

“It is not uncommon for the caller to know basic details about the victim’s life, including names of family members, places of employment and school information. This information is used to help convince the victim of the legitimacy of the caller’s claims,” posted the police. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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Read the Criminal Complaint Against Bombing Suspect Tsarnaev

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[Editor’s note: The following is the affadavit of Special Agent Daniel R. Genck, submitted as part of the criminal complaint filed against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The document was converted from a PDF and edited only to remove formatting errors.]



I, Daniel R. Genck, being duly sworn, depose and state:


1. I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and have been so employed since 2009. I am currently assigned to one of the Boston Field Office’s Counter-terrorism Squads. Among other things, I am responsible for conducting national security investigations of potential violations of federal criminal laws as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (“JTTF”). During my tenure as an agent, I have participated in numerous national security investigations. I have received extensive training and experience in the conduct of national security investigations, and those matters involving domestic and international terrorism. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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Protests Planned Against MBTA Bag Checks

File photo: MBTA Green line train

A pro-4th Amendment coalition with roots in the Occupy movement will stage a protest of random bag inspections at T platforms around the city this weekend, including Kenmore and Ruggles stations.

Defend the 4th, a self-proclaimed “group of individuals from a broad array of political/social leanings and organizations,” plans to demonstrate across Boston Feb. 2, according to an email to Patch from coalition spokesman Garret Kirkland.

“Any instances of ‘random’ searches being conducted on a citizen or visitor to the Commonwealth warrants protest on 4th Amendment grounds,” Kirkland wrote. “We believe that it is a gross violation of our rights and of the principles of our nation, that any person should have to prove that they are not doing anything wrong.”

Defend the 4th plans to march from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 2, along several branches of the T, according to a flyer. Groups will begin at Harvard Square, South Station, Lechmere, Kenmore and Ruggles T stops. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 5, 2011 at 6:51 am

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